Pontiac school information

IndexPontiacMichiganNational
Average Test Scores18%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:122:116:1
Total public schools293,42179,221
Total private schools583524,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1967,963
The Pontiac, MI educational system consists of 29 public schools, 5 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Pontiac public schools have average test scores of 18% which is 56% lower than than the Michigan average and 64% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Pontiac public schools is 15:1, compared to 22:1 in Michigan and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 75.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 73.4% have completed high school, 12.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Pontiac are 64% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 29 public schools in Pontiac.
  • 75.5% of people in Pontiac have completed 8th grade.
  • 73.4% of people in Pontiac have completed high school.
  • 12.1% of people in Pontiac have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Pontiac

IndexPontiacMichiganNational
Completed 8th grade75.5%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school73.4%85.9%83.0%
Completed some college46.0%60.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree17.7%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.1%27.4%30.3%
Completed masters4.0%10.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.9%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Pontiac (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Huntington Woods, MI6,33077%55%
Bloomfield Hills, MI3,98474%51%
Rochester, MI12,96970%42%
Bingham Farms, MI1,11270%41%
Troy, MI82,98269%41%
Pontiac, MI59,92018%64%

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St. Clair Shores, MI59,91644%10%
Gardena, CA59,89829%41%
Lakeville, MN59,78671%43%
Reston, VA60,07084%71%
Springfield, OH59,76164%30%
Pontiac, MI59,92018%64%
Source: The Pontiac, MI education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.